Man found dead in silo smothered to death, coroner says

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SHAFTER, Calif. (KGET) — A man found dead early June inside a silo smothered to death and the manner of his death remains undetermined, according to coroner’s officials.

The body of Allen Jeffrey Stracener, 26, was found in a gypsum silo June 5 in the 18000 block of Zerker Road in Shafter. Farmworkers that morning tried to use the silo but it was blocked.

Just after 9 a.m., the workers called officials after discovering it was a body that caused the blockage.

The Kern County Fire Department was called in to pull the body out and the Shafter police took over the investigation.

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